Oil Futures Trade Marginally Lower on Investor Caution

TODAY: Oct. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 24, 2014

By Eric Yep Crude-oil futures were slightly lower in Asian hours Friday as investors remained unsure if a rebound in oil prices can be sustained. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, light, sweet crude futures for delivery in December traded ...

Argentina Sells $983 Million In Dollar-Linked Bonds

TODAY: Oct. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 24, 2014

By Taos Turner BUENOS AIRES--Argentina sold $983 million in U.S. dollar-linked bonds to local institutional investors such as banks and insurers even as it remains locked out of global credit markets. The two-year, dollar-denominated bonds carry an annual interest rate ...

Germany's Merkel Says Russia Sanctions to Stay

TODAY: Oct. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 24, 2014

BRUSSELS--A cease-fire between Ukrainian troops and Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine isn't being fully observed and thus European Union sanctions against Russia must remain in place, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters early Friday morning. Ms. Merkel is a decisive ...

New Zealand September Trade Deficit Worse Than Markets Expected

TODAY: Oct. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 24, 2014

By Lucy Craymer WELLINGTON, New Zealand--New Zealand's goods trade deficit widened significantly in September primarily on a decline in dairy exports and the arrival of Air New Zealand's Dreamliner 787. The country recorded a 1.35 billion New Zealand dollar (US$1.05 ...

German Consumer Sentiment to Rebound

TODAY: Oct. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 24, 2014

By Emese Bartha FRANKFURT--German consumer confidence is expected to rebound in November, a sentiment survey released Friday showed, signaling that citizens of Europe's largest economy have become less sensitive to conflicts across the globe and their impact on economic growth. ...

Asian Shares Rise, Led By Japan

TODAY: Oct. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 24, 2014

Stocks in Asia rose Friday on the back of a strong rally on Wall Street, while gains in Tokyo were supported by the dollar's strength against the Japanese yen. The Nikkei Stock Average was up 1.1% after the dollar traded ...

Dollar Lower Against Yen On News of New Ebola Patient in US

TODAY: Oct. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 24, 2014

By Hiroyuki Kachi The dollar was lower against the yen in Asia trade Friday, with news of a new Ebola patient in New York prompting investors to switch to the perceived safety of the Japanese currency. As of 0450 GMT, ...

South Korea's Economic Growth Picks Up in Third Quarter

TODAY: Oct. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 24, 2014

By Kwanwoo Jun SEOUL--South Korea's economic growth picked up some pace in the third quarter, as a rebound in domestic demand supported by stimulus measures offset weak exports. Gross domestic product rose a seasonally adjusted 0.9% in the July-September period ...

South Korea GDP Rises 0.9% in 3rd Quarter

TODAY: Oct. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 24, 2014

SEOUL--South Korea's economic growth accelerated in the third quarter amid measures aimed at stimulating domestic demand. Gross domestic product rose a seasonally adjusted 0.9% in the July-September period from the previous quarter, after growing 0.5% in the second quarter of ...

Sanctions on Russia to Stay in Place, Germany's Merkel Says

TODAY: Oct. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 24, 2014

By Matthew Dalton BRUSSELS--A cease-fire between Ukrainian troops and Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine isn't being fully observed and thus European Union sanctions against Russia must remain in place, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters early Friday morning. Ms. Merkel ...

German GfK Nov Consumer Sentiment At 8.5 Vs 8.4 Oct

TODAY: Oct. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 24, 2014

By Emese Bartha FRANKFURT--German consumer confidence is expected to rebound in November, a sentiment survey released Friday showed, signaling that citizens of Europe's largest economy have become less sensitive to conflicts across the globe and their impact on economic growth. ...

South Korea GDP Rises 0.9% in 3rd Quarter

TODAY: Oct. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 24, 2014

By Kwanwoo Jun SEOUL--South Korea's economic growth accelerated in the third quarter amid measures aimed at stimulating domestic demand. Gross domestic product rose a seasonally adjusted 0.9% in the July-September period from the previous quarter, after growing 0.5% in the ...

HSBC October Preliminary China Manufacturing PMI Rises to 50.4

TODAY: Oct. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 23, 2014

By Richard Silk BEIJING--A closely-watched gauge of activity in China's manufacturing sector rose in October, after holding steady at a three-month low in September, a result which may go some way to ease concerns over the pace of Chinese economic ...

ASIA MARKETS: Asian Stocks Pull Back After China Manufacturing Data

TODAY: Oct. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 23, 2014

By Chao Deng Stocks in Japan and China slipped Thursday as investors assessed the latest read on Chinese manufacturing activity. The Hang Seng Index fell 0.3% to 23,333.18 and the Shanghai Composite lost 1% to 2,302.42 after HSBC's preliminary report ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks: Futures Climb; 3M, GM Results On Tap

TODAY: Oct. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 23, 2014

By Carla Mozee, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- Wall Street was looking at a higher open on Thursday, with U.S. stock futures strengthening after key eurozone data came in better than anticipated. The deluge of corporate results will continue, with industrial ...

UK Car Production Sees Biggest Nine-Month Rise in Six Years -SMMT

TODAY: Oct. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 23, 2014

(This article was originally published at 2301 GMT Wednesday, Oct. 22) By Ian Walker LONDON--U.K. car manufacturing has recorded its biggest nine-month rise in six years, boosted by the launch of new models and a recovering market in Europe, despite ...